I’ve always liked the Carpenters and bought several of their albums back in the day—back in the 1970’s. I got made fun of for this as the Carpenters weren’t considered cool in my circle of friends. Back then—just like now—they can bite me. I enjoyed their music—OK? Still do.
I think I knew this already, but one of their early hits, “We’ve Only Just Begun,” was simply going to be a song for a bank, namely for a bank commercial. Paul Williams wrote it for Crocker Bank in San Francisco. At least it wasn’t for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati.
Paul Williams talks about it and other stuff on “Super Soul Sunday” with Oprah. You can click here to watch it.
And how many shows does Oprah have now? Whatever. I’m not going to research it.
Perhaps writing this post is just an excuse to put up a clip of Karen Carpenter singing that great Paul Williams song. Yes—perhaps.